Phil Sargent is a Jazz Guitarist and Educator based in Boston MA.
Phil Sargent made his professional debut at age 14 and has since worked with a number of
prominent musicians including John Lockwood, Matt Wilson, Yosuke Inoue, Thomson
Kneeland and others. He studied Jazz at the University of New Hampshire and has studied
with critically acclaimed guitarists Ben Monder, and Brad Shepik. Phil leads his own group
whose compositions draw from a variety of influences, most prominently the odd meters
and eastern tonalities of ethnic Balkan music and modern jazz improvisation. Phil released
his first recording (For Carl) with this group in April of 2002. In addition to writing for his
own group he composes and is co leader for the genre bending groups, Iskar and
Industrious Noise. Phil also performs as a sideman in the Sonic Explorers, Zumbao Trio
and a variety of other ensembles ranging from straight ahead jazz to the avante-garde.